Class Struggle: James S. Cole

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 11/16/2010

Veterans, struggling students need more college support

There is no better gauge to what is happening on U.S. college campuses than the National Survey of Student Engagement. It is full of surprises. (My recent favorite: having a helicopter parent is GOOD for your academic experience, NSSE discovered.) This year, based on forms filled out of 362,000 students on 564 campuses, the survey finds that the kinds of students I thought would be getting the most help---military veterans and new students in trouble---are often getting the least.

By Jay Mathews  |  12:00 PM ET, 11/16/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jay on the Web | Tags:  James S. Cole, National Survey of Student Engagement, colleges with the most active advisor programs often have the best graduation rates, new students in trouble the most likely to think they don't need support, veterans say they are getting less support